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Natural Treatment for Menopause

menopause naturopath Perth | menopause homeopath PerthMenopause can be quite a traumatic experience for the body – and some women may require assistance in going through this difficult stage of their life. Homeopathy and naturopathy provide a gentle, natural and effective alternative to drug treatments that are not in harmony with this transitional phase.

In itself, menopause is a normal and natural part of life and not a medical problem. In a perfect state of health the woman should experience little difficulty.

However, in our society the majority of women experience some symptoms of distress with the menopause and peri-menopausal period, and homeopathy and naturopathic treatment at this Perth clinic helps with the following pattern of symptoms:

Menopause Physical Symptoms

  • vaginal dryness,
  • irregular periods (changes in their frequency and duration),
  • bladder control problems,
  • hot flushes (flashes) and night sweats,
  • palpitations,
  • breast tenderness,
  • insomnia/disrupted sleep,
  • headaches,
  • weight gain (especially around the waist and abdomen)
  • skin changes (dryness, thinning look),
  • bloating,
  • itchy skin,
  • gastrointestinal distress and nausea,
  • changes in body odour,
  • hair loss or thinning,
  • dizziness,
  • sore joints and muscles,
  • dry mouth,
  • increase in facial hair.

Menopause Emotional Symptoms

In addition, a range of emotional symptoms may accompany the menopause:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • lack of concentration
  • lowered libido (sex drive)
  • feeling emotionally detached
  • mental confusion

Menopause Naturopathic & Homeopathic Treatment

menopause naturopath Perth | menopause homeopath PerthNaturopathic treatment for the menopause, as recommended at this Perth clinic, includes dietary and nutrition recommendations. Many foods can be beneficial for balancing the hormones at this stage of life. The addition of certain herbs in the diet and as herbal teas may be useful for some women and an adjunct to the more specific and individual homeopathic treatment.

Homeopathy has specific remedies for all the above mentioned physical and emotional symptoms of the menopause.  The point however is that the skilled homeopath will choose the single remedy that best suits the entire pattern of symptoms. The remedy then serves to work in a balancing way on the whole body. It “teaches” the body how to regulate itself. This is why after a period of a few months of treatment the woman is able to come off the homeopathic remedies and maintain the improvement.

Research on Homeopathy in Menopause

Several clinical trials have shown how effective homeopathy is in menopause. In this 2008 study, individually prescribed homeopathic remedies were used to treat women experiencing hot flushes and other symptoms. Ninety-nine homeopaths from eight countries treated four hundred and thirty eight  women with menopausal symptoms. On analysis, 90% of the women reported a total improvement or significant reduction in their symptoms. Of these, the majority improved within two weeks of starting treatment.

At our Perth clinic it is the skilful combination of naturopathic, nutritional, herbal and homeopathic approaches that allows our patients to make a smooth transition through the peri-menopausal and menopausal stage of life.